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NZ: Vaping Products Can be Lawfully Imported, Sold and Distributed

In March 2017, associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner had said that e-cigarettes would be legalized and that New Zealand was adopting a low risk...

NZ Study: Big Tobacco is Responsible for Plain Packs Legislation Delay

As the plain packaging regulation has finally gone into effect, retailers have until the 6th of June to get rid of any remaining stock...

NZ Cancer Society Suggests a Vaping Ban in Smoke Free Areas

Sophie Carty thinks that allowing the use of e-cigarettes in areas where smoking is prohibited may encourage smoking. However in contrast, Public Health England...

Anti-Smoking Groups Need to Embrace E-cigs for Harm Reduction

In March 2017, associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner had said that e-cigarettes would be legalized and that New Zealand was adopting a low risk...

NZ Court Gives Philip Morris the Green Light to Sell iQOS

The iQOS device, is a Heat not Burn (HnB) smokeless alternative to combustible cigarettes and works by heating tobacco leaves known as Heets or...

Is New Zealand’s Smoke-free 2025 Initiative on Track?

In March 2017, associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner had said that e-cigarettes would be legalized and that New Zealand was adopting a low risk...

New Zealand: Plain Cigarette Packaging Gone Into Effect

As the plain packaging regulation goes into effect, retailers have until the 6th of June to get rid of any remaining stock of branded...

NZ Health Ministry Admits Local Tobacco Law Needs Amending

Philip Morris (PMI) is facing two charges in New Zealand’s court, after the Ministry of Health said that selling the HEETS tobacco sticks is...

NZ’s Ministry of Health Takes Philip Morris to Court

"It's the heat sticks that contain tobacco, and there's no problem that this product contains tobacco,” said Health ministry prosecutor Sally Carter whilst addressing...

NZ study: E-cigs especially helpful for specific patient groups

The study was carried out by Dr. Penelope Truman from Massey University's School of Health Sciences, community specialist detox nurse Moira Gilmour and physician...
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